Thursday, 29 August 2013
Could These Vile Reactionaries Have Used Chemical Weapons On Their Own People? Yes!
These are the same vile reactionaries that were prepared to fly aeroplanes, carrying hundreds of innocent passengers, into the World Trade Centre, so as to kill thousands more innocent people, including Muslims. Are these vile reactionaries capable of killing their own people using chemical weapons? Absolutely. In fact, throughout the whole period of the civil war in Syria, they have been shown time and again to have been prepared to commit atrocities, in order to present them as being atrocities committed by the regime, just as in Libya, they followed a similar strategy in order to provoke and provide the justification for an attack by imperialism to do the job they themselves were incapable of doing.
But, in addition, their arms suppliers in the CIA, in the reactionary Gulf States, in Turkey, do have access to such materials. Israel has masses of chemical weapons, and who knows what advantage Israel might have in provoking an attack. Personally, I believe that in the end Israel is safer with Assad, than they ever would be with an Al Qaeda backed regime in Syria. But, no one can fathom what the calculation of such powers might be.
In the end, the question of who fired first is always irrelevant. For socialists the principal remains that we oppose the intervention of Imperialism in solving the tasks of history that the working class itself must resolve. As part of that process, and as the question has been raised, we should ask Cameron and Obama the obvious question. You have cited time and again that use of such weapons has been illegal for 100 years, so why do you still have so many of them yourself? When will you scrap your own stocks of chemical and biological weapons?